Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) presents

Richard Strauss and Poulenc with Barbara Hannigan

After her triumphant performance in 2022, Barbara Hannigan returns to the Maison symphonique in the dual role of singer and conductor. In this unusually structured concert, she will give the first North American performance of her own staged production of Poulenc’s monodrama La voix humaine, showcasing the full intensity of her dramatic artistry. She will also conduct Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen, a powerfully expressive and introspective work.

Barbara Hannigan, conductor and soprano

Embodying music with an unparalleled dramatic sensibility, Canadian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan is an artist at the forefront of creation. She has worked closely with the most celebrated conductors and musicians of the age, showing a profound commitment to the music of our time and giving premiere performances of over 85 new creations. She has collaborated with Boulez, Zorn, Dutilleux, Ligeti, Stockhausen, Sciarrino, Barry, Dusapin, Dean, Benjamin and Abrahamsen among others. Recently, Barbara premiered a new live video production of La voix humaine in which she both sings and conducts, She celebrated her 50th birthday at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, conducting the Ludwig Orchestra in works of Haydn, Copland, Gerald Barry, and Kurt Weill. Future projects comprise repertoire ranging from the Middle Ages to today. A multi award recipient and recording artist, she is firmly engaged in mentoring younger professional musicians with her Equilibrium Young Artists and Momentum: our Future Now initiatives.

Barbara Hannigan, Denis Gueguin, Clemens Malinowski, direction and video
Clemens Malinowski, live cameras

R. STRAUSS, Metamorphosen, TrV 290 (26 min.)
POULENC, La voix humaine [The Human Voice], lyric drama (40 min.)

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 7:30pm

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